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My commiserations. To have a job like that go bad on you is the pits.
But I guess it could have been worse if you were not so alert - flogged out valve seats, overheating engine/valves, broken guides etc.
If I could give you a hand, I would.
I just had an engine builder friend suffer complete failure on his brand new race engine.
New crank grind. Showed up a line across one journal - but still dead smooth. Had it crack tested. Fine.
Assembled and installed engine. Still running in when it tore a bearing apart. The line turned out to be a defective crank casting, it opened up and tore the shell out of the bearing.
Sometimes life sucks. But I still find them more consistent than women.
Old 11-20-2008, 04:43 PM
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